Violets and herbs

March 23 – Functional Flowers and Foliage Event

In Blog, Events, Seminars and Workshops, Spring by Samantha Karsten

Join us on Saturday, March 23rd 10 am-1 pm to learn more about Functional Flowers and Foliage. The open-house style education sessions feature hands-on workshops on seed starting, sprouts and micro-greens, urban edible gardens, veggie garden planning, herb planting station, and loose-leaf herbal teas. Plus, we have great partners for this event we’d love for you to stop by and meet!

Beautycounter – Talk with Mara and learn how Beautycounter creates skin care and make-up products in which over 80% of the ingredients are natural or plant-derived.

MEND Jewelry – Emily and Jordyn will be here to share MEND Jewelry, a line of “intentionally designed jewelry” made with crystals, each of which has different wellness and energy properties.

Join Paint, Paper, Scissors and welcome in Spring! Paint a fresh “Jar of Flowers.” No experience needed. You will be guided through the process step by step. You get to design your bouquet in your own colors and flower choices. It’s fun art, not fine art! We will also do some aroma therapy and make lavender lotion. Each participant will leave with their own 11×14 painting, a tin of lavender lotion and a mini plant friend to take home. Join us for some relaxing, creative fun. Registration required.

Stop by the seed booth and learn how to start your own edibles from seed and how to seed microgreens and sprouts for fresh enjoyment any time of year.

Tonkadale staff smiling at a seed starting table

Check out the herb booth and get ready to take food, drink, and aromatherapy to the next level. Herbs are one of the easiest and most versatile edibles to grow. Learn the basics of successful herb gardening, plus some good ones to grow to make your own teas and tisanes (often called herbal teas).

Herb planting booth

Stop by the Edibles booth to learn all about how to grow your own. No matter how much space you have, edible gardening is easy enough when you know how to start. Learn the basics of edible gardening, plus how to grow your own when you’re space is limited or if your just starting out and want to keep your garden small and manageable. Get your questions answered and gather inspiration.

Painted signs that say "Plant, grow, eat, repeat"

Plants to Promote Well-Being – Plants remove toxins and carbon dioxide from the air, release oxygen, and increase humidity. Studies show interacting with indoor plants is both physically and mentally beneficial. Caring for indoor plants in the home after a stressful day at work promotes mental well-being. Incorporating plants into the office space can improve mental health and mental function. Being able to view and care for plants reduces sick day call-ins and absentee rates in the work place, decreases stress, increases productivity and creativity, helps us focus, improves memory retention, and helps speed recovery after surgery.

Sansevieria and zz plant in containers

Sansevieria and zz plant

See you Saturday!